I will never forget the day I finally decided to go to the optometrist. There were some things that happened over time that led me to turn myself in at the doctor. My wife, for example, was always warning me about possible dangers in the roadway when she was riding with me in the car. Before I turned myself in at the optometrist I thought she might be seeing things. However, I went to the optometrist and he put these little plastic lenses in front of me, and all I could say was “wow!” I was the one who started seeing things I had been missing. What a difference it makes to be able to see.
We spend quite a bit of time and money trying to improve our physical sight, but we often have trouble gaining a clear perspective on eternal things. We get caught up in our job responsibilities and countless other things that capture our attention. Gradually, our uncorrected spiritual vision may cause us to lose sight of the most important element of life, our relationship with God through Christ. Oh, we don't forget God, but our vision of Him in our daily lives becomes blurry. We can sometimes become so focused on things, which demand our time and energy that we neglect the One who loves us more than anybody else ever will, or ever could. Let us forever stay focused on God.